Summary: Upon returning to my car after a lengthy ride, I placed the Edge 500 on the roof while I loaded my bike in the car (duh!). Of course, I promptly forgot about the Garmin and drove off. Nearly 10 miles later, while I was traveling at 60 MPH, the device finally slid off the roof, and in my rearview mirror I saw it bounce over and over and over again on the asphalt. Fortunately, I was able to grab it before it got crushed in traffic.
Good for data & compatibility with ant devices, with occasional satellite detection glitches and loses workouts
1 week ago
Summary: I like the product overall. Easy to use and compatible with HR. Haven't used it with Cadence sensors or power meters yet. Though over a few months there have been instances where it lost data of a couple workouts for no reason whatsoever (I do reset it after every workout) and sometimes it takes ages to detect satellites (the longest have been 17 minutes, when I was frustrated and started walking) despite of using it at the same location almost every other day.
Summary: Its been a great little device for me. I've had it for a couple of years and haven't had any problems with it. I had a quarq power meter crankset for a while and it paired up with no problems. I've also had good luck with pairing it with the sensors and HR strap. I think the user interface could be improved and made a little more intuitive. It doesn't take a genius to use but I've seen easier interfaces in watches.
Summary: GPS not that accurate, and the signal was not as good as I had hoped it would be. Also, accessing different screens only offers you a down arrow, so you have to cycle through all of your displays to get back to the first one.
Summary: This may be an expensive investment for a cycling computer; however, the service and quality of buying into a brand like Garmin is unparalleled. After using it for nearly a year and a half, I have yet to regret purchasing this computer for my bike. One of the best features is the free access to Garmin Connect online, where a personal profile with goals, maps, and other features can be created in addition to reviewing past activities.
Well worth the price, but you may need to experimet with magnets if you use the rear wheel speed/cadence feature.
Eric Pearson "eric", Amazon
4 weeks ago
Summary: Great info, great support software. Only issue is optional cadence/velocity sensor. I had to get aftermarket more powerful magnets (via Amazon) to make both speed and cadence work. Once you have everything working, this is a fabulous product with great supporting software. This would have been 5 stars had I not had to take undocumented actions to make the sensors work.
Summary: Awesome, perfect addition to my bike. The two mounts work great if you have multiple bikes. No more sensors and wheel weights to get basic functionality out of a bike computer. A little slow to start up and get a signal.
Sometimes Acts Strange 5 stars when functioning correctly.
15 November 2013
Summary: I wish I could give this a 5 star rating, but I lost 5 rides of over 30 miles this year - Just no data recorded, which is strange, since it would give me MPH and what not while I was riding. I've updated software, but this thing just acts funky sometimes. I don't really know why this is. WHEN IT WORKS - it's a 5 star product. It's waterproof, accurate, and compact. The heartrate monitor and cadence sensor are great and work well, and it's a blast crunching the data.
Summary: For the price, this is a great accessory for anyone who is starting to take your cycling serious. Easy to use and Garmin offers great help and how-to on their web page. Easy to read display that you can customize and viewing the data is simple using Garmin's app or Strava. If you are looking for a GPS with color display and turn-by-turn instructions...keep looking, but if you are a data fiend...this is your thing!
Summary: My experience with Garmin's cycling and running computers are not reliable. They often fail to provide the data you think are going to result from a ride --a ride that you might have worked hard to prepare for and spent a sizable entry fee. That is really irritating. This one plugs into your computer via a USB port and gets rid of one of the many ways that it can screw up (the wireless ANT connection on other models is REALLY terrible.